Alex Neill, Which? Managing Director of Home Products and Services, said:
“This substantial price hike will be a bitter blow for EDF Energy customers who have already been hit with an increase in their electricity bills in recent weeks.
“The millions of people stuck on standard variable tariffs should switch, as the Big Six are rarely the cheapest and you could potentially save almost £400 a year.”
Notes to editors:
- Customers looking for cheaper energy deals can compare deals with Which? Switch, a transparent and impartial way to compare energy tariffs and find the best gas and electricity supplier.
- Savings are the difference between the priciest Big Six standard tariff and cheapest tariff, which is £374 a year, based on a dual-fuel tariff available in all regions of England, Scotland and Wales for an average user (using Ofgem averages of 3,100kWh of electricity and 12,000kWh of gas per year), paying by monthly direct debit, with paperless bills. Data is from Energylinx. Prices given are averages across regions, are rounded to the nearest whole pound and correct on 05 July 2018.